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Gobelins students’ animations for Annecy 2013

Gobelins students' animations for Annecy 2013
Each year my faith that the future of hand-drawn animation is in good hands is renewed by the graduating class of Gobelins, l’école de l’image (Goeblins School of Communications) in Paris, from which five teams of students create short (one minute) animations used to introduce the five days of events at the Annecy International Festival of Animation.

This year is no exception.

In the gallery interface on the Gobelins website that shows thumbnails of the animations, click on each for links to the animation itself. Though the descriptions are in French, the animations are wordless. (If you need more info, try Google Translate.)

In the interface above the thumbnails there are three drop-down menus. Use the one on the right to choose the date for previous years’ sets of Annecy animations. Browse through the gallery for more gems (Timesink Warning).

(Images above, names of animations: The Retake, Copernicus, Seesaw, The Fancy Family, SAWA — Please see credits on the site for the teams of creators.)


One response to “Gobelins students’ animations for Annecy 2013”

  1. I find this site to be very unintuitive. Especially for people over 60 who I have forwarded it to. The ads look like the animation I am trying to show them.
    The delineation between the great animation these students do and the pop up advertisements are shameless similar. You can ridicule now but you’ll be there soon enough.